Esperança is the first Arizona nonprofit organization to partner with HopeVault, an innovative online community where global efforts have a real opportunity to connect with new donors. HopeVault holds organizations and donors to a higher standard of safety, accountability and transparency to ensure that the donor’s dollar makes a
Mary Menacker and Stu Brackney are Esperanca donors who traveled with one of our surgical mission teams in July. This blog post brings you the story of their volunteer experience in Bolivia.
You may have wondered, as we did – how exactly does a volunteer surgical team provide their
Rural towns in Bolivia suffer from inadequate nutrition, severe poverty, illiteracy, poor housing conditions and a host of other factors that contribute to poor public health. Thankfully, they are getting much needed support from The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, who recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Esperança in support
When Moises contracted cholera, he was terrified. Over the years he had watched family, friends and neighbors die from this deadly disease that accompanies the yearly monsoon flooding. Moises was now in his mid-50’s, considered elderly in a community where the average life expectancy is only 50, and he had
Two of our most dedicated volunteer doctors have made their 20th trip to Central American this month. Yes, you read it correctly – Dr. Mark Kartchner and his identical twin brother, Max are 81 years old, but you’d never know it. They have been volunteering with Esperança for several years
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 10, 2011)…BHHS Legacy Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $30,000 to Esperança for Health Education Programs. The monies granted will go towards health-related preventative education programs, including oral health, nutrition and physical activity to underserved families who attend the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA programs
Rosa is an elder in the village of Motel Bispo. Before Esperança started work in the village, the title of elder held little meaning for her. She lived in a poorly-constructed mud hut, which made her health issues worse. Her grown son lived with her, and he was usually her
The Esperança Women’s Guild, a local volunteer group that assists low-income families in Phoenix, is holding a backpack drive from now until July 31, 2012. They are hoping to acquire new backpacks and supplies (paper, notebooks, color pencils, crayons, erasers and glue) to help send low-income children back to school
From an early age, Tom Egan, president and CEO of Phoenix nonprofit Esperança, had his sights set on a career that would allow him to help people in need. He was the eldest child of a single mother, who contended with both financial struggles and a hearing handicap. “I just
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